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About Career as an Air Traffic Controller

The volume and complexity of today's air traffic requires skillful control by highly trained staff. This includes tower control, which handles all aircraft ground movements, take-offs and landings, while approach control monitors approaching and departing traffic, en route control and information and advisory services. At the airport, control is largely visual, but in all other instances, radar and other electronic equipment play a major role. The controller is in constant communication with pilots and his job is of paramount importance in preventing collisions and ensuring an organised flow of air traffic. He works under an enormous amount of pressure.

Career Prospects of Career as an Air Traffic Controller

In the initial stage the help the pilot with details on weather, airport and flight details.Then they may lead the post of ground controller, local controller, departure controller and then finally arrival controller.Very often at the initial stage sometimes a contoller may start with delivering flight plans and then to radar associate controller and then radar controller.

They also get transferred to different positions or get promoted as supervisors. Dependind on their expertise and skills air trafficcontrollers may get top level positions like air traffic control specialist, top administrative or management position.

Skills & Education Required for Career as an Air Traffic Controller

ATC's are recruited and trained by the Government. They learn meteorology, navigation, telecommunication, radar and other techniques, and operation of new and automated air traffic control system. The Airports Authority of India selects candidates for entry into the cadre of Manager Air Traffic Control (posted anywhere in India) and Superintendent (ATC) who is posted region-wise.Personal skills required include a cool, mathematical mind , the ability to visualise a three-dimensional picture from two-dimensional information and a strong sense of responsibility. Also, the ability to work under constant pressure and yet stay calm and confident all the time whilst speaking to the crew .He has to be inspiring and have the ability to stay alert even in slack periods. He should also have a good voice , clear eyesight and hearing ability all of these will be checked in medical tests conducted prior to appointment.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as an Air Traffic Controller

  • I would like to know about the ATC job post and would like to apply for the same. Posted By : Nishkarsh, on 24-01-2012 23:52:16 Report Abuse

  • hello sir I am BTech graduate from 2011 batch in Electronics and Communications branch...i would like to become an ATC so please give me the details of govt or private training schools, course fee and other details... to my mail.... Posted By : xyz, on 16-12-2011 18:39:16 Report Abuse

  • hello sir I am BTech graduate from 2011 batch in Electronics and Communications branch...i would like to become an ATC so please give me the details of govt or private training schools, course fee and other details... to my mail.... Posted By : xyz, on 16-12-2011 18:38:31 Report Abuse

  • Please send me the detail on mail about Air Traffic Controller (Qualification,Course Period ,Course Fee etc.) Thanks Sandeep Sharma Posted By : Sandeep Sharma, on 06-12-2011 23:19:01 Report Abuse

  • Please send me the detail on mail about Air Traffic Controller (Qualification,Course Period ,Course Fee etc.) Thanks Sandeep Sharma Posted By : Sandeep Sharma, on 06-12-2011 23:18:23 Report Abuse

  • i have completed aircraft maintenance eng. please provide me a path for my future Posted By : durag prasad mohanty, on 08-10-2011 17:43:55 Report Abuse

  • Hai,my name is srinath. i completed B.tech in computer science with 57.3% in 2009. i want to make my career in to Air Traffic Controller. kindly can u please give me some of the information how can i make my career in to this field. Posted By : srinath , on 22-09-2011 23:04:13 Report Abuse

  • Hai,my name is srinath. i completed B.tech in computer science with 57.3% in 2009. i want to make my career in to Air Traffic Controller. kindly can u please give me some of the information how can i make my career in to this field. Posted By : srinath , on 22-09-2011 23:02:51 Report Abuse

  • My son is studying in 10th standard. He wants to study for ATC. Advise pls Posted By : abdul jabbar, on 17-09-2011 19:46:14 Report Abuse

  • My son is studying in 10th standard. He wants to study for ATC. Advise pls Posted By : abdul jabbar, on 17-09-2011 19:46:03 Report Abuse

  • hi sir, i am sudheer , i have completed b.tech (62.9%) , and i am intrested in joing in ATC , where shall i join , please guide me , i am from andhrapradesh Posted By : sudheer, on 18-08-2011 18:50:29 Report Abuse

  • hi sir, i am sudheer , i have completed b.tech (62.9%) , and i am intrested in joing in ATC , where shall i join , please guide me , i am from andhrapradesh Posted By : sudheer, on 18-08-2011 18:49:41 Report Abuse

  • hi sir, i am sudheer , i have completed b.tech (62.9%) , and i am intrested in joing in ATC , where shall i join , please guide me Posted By : sudheer, on 18-08-2011 18:49:04 Report Abuse

  • hi sir, i am sudheer , i have completed b.tech (62.9%) , and i am intrested in joing in ATC , where shall i join , please guide me Posted By : sudheer, on 18-08-2011 18:48:42 Report Abuse

  • hello sir, i am durgesh markam, i am persuing hardware and networking diploma from jetking ,indore ,12th with 55% in maths stream and B.A. 2nd yrs,is there any job in indian navy regarding this field. if there is, then please inform me Posted By : durgesh markam, on 04-08-2011 11:53:15 Report Abuse

  • I have completed graduation in BSc. Aircraft Maintenance Science. May I know about the training schools in Air Traffic Control Posted By : JITTU GEEVARGHESE, on 16-07-2011 14:47:15 Report Abuse

  • i m 26 year old. could i do a course of air traffic controller ? regards Amar Posted By : Amar, on 11-07-2011 16:15:56 Report Abuse

  • i m 26 year old. could i do a course of air traffic controller ? regards Amar Posted By : Amar, on 11-07-2011 16:15:19 Report Abuse

  • i want to know about the institutes helping o clear the entrance exam for atco. Posted By : krutika, on 10-07-2011 18:33:17 Report Abuse

  • i am a B.E degree holder in Aeronautical Engineering. Is it possible for me to have a job as air traffic controller? Posted By : gopikrishnan, on 29-05-2011 12:47:07 Report Abuse

  • i wanna study traffic signal course. so help me .how can i get the course Posted By : michle sheejo, on 26-05-2011 23:21:05 Report Abuse

  • I passout 12th class now. But i don't participate in MPPEPT exam . So plz send some engineering collage in MP, where i take addmision in BE (CIVIL) .MY PERSONAL CELL NO. Is. 09993856859. Posted By : Ram kewde, on 23-05-2011 17:24:21 Report Abuse

  • I passout 12th class now. But i don't participate in MPPEPT exam . So plz send some engineering collage in MP, where i take addmision in BE (CIVIL) .MY PERSONAL CELL NO. Is. 09993856859. Posted By : Ram kewde, on 23-05-2011 17:24:16 Report Abuse

  • Hi,sir i complete my graduation in 2011 in bca so plz give me full information about ATC Posted By : Himanshu rathour, on 30-04-2011 22:07:36 Report Abuse

  • Hello sir i am B.TECH student 2011 batch from ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION branch .....i want to get job in ATC ,,,What is the procedure??? Posted By : rishi raj, on 15-04-2011 10:50:10 Report Abuse

  • Hello sir i am RISHI RAJ, B.TECH student 2011 batch from ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION branch. How can i get job in ATC...IS any scope for EC students? If yes.! then kindly requesting you to tell the procedure.. THANKU SIR......... Posted By : rishi raj, on 15-04-2011 10:45:35 Report Abuse

  • Hello sir!!!!! i am RISHI RAJ, B.TECH student 2011 batch from ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION branch....How can i get job in ATC...IS any scope for EC students?...If yes.!!!!! then kindly requesting you to tell the procedure.. THANKU SIR......... Posted By : rishi raj, on 15-04-2011 10:44:58 Report Abuse

  • Hello sir!!!!! i am RISHI RAJ, B.TECH student 2011 batch from ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION branch....How can i get job in ATC...IS any scope for EC students?...If yes.!!!!! then kindly requesting you to tell the procedure.. THANKU SIR......... Posted By : rishi raj, on 15-04-2011 10:44:01 Report Abuse

  • pls help me how to make career inATC after 12th science.wat r the cources procedure Posted By : rajan naik, on 22-02-2011 23:43:43 Report Abuse

  • i am a student of B.Sc ATHM what should i do now to get the job of ATC... Posted By : sarmistha goswami, on 14-02-2011 23:54:07 Report Abuse

  • i am a student of B.Sc ATHM what should i do now to get the job of ATC... Posted By : sarmistha goswami, on 14-02-2011 23:53:52 Report Abuse

  • i am a student of B.Sc ATHM what should i do now to get the job of ATC... Posted By : sarmistha goswami, on 14-02-2011 23:53:32 Report Abuse

  • i am interested in this course,what shoul i do now? Posted By : kalpesh, on 04-02-2011 03:21:20 Report Abuse

  • i am BE final year student. i want to join course ATC so please give me name of private or govt. training provider in india Posted By : Priyank Pathak, on 31-12-2010 00:42:03 Report Abuse

  • i am intrested to join as a air traffic controlar give me suggesstions, college informations...... Posted By : shailk mohammad shakeer, on 27-12-2010 03:29:07 Report Abuse

  • i am 12 passed how i can join it plz tell me Posted By : anurag tripathi, on 26-10-2010 01:39:05 Report Abuse

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